Bedbugs—just the mention can start people scratching. But in the fight to control these blood-sucking, bedroom dwelling pests, a Union professor’s research, recently published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, drew attention from news outlets around the world.
It didn’t take long for Benjamin Herzel to see the snake problem. In the first day of his field research on snake density in India, the 2014 Union College graduate saw professional snake catchers capture, count and release 120 snakes—mostly Indian cobras and Russel’s vipers—in four hours.
Through the NebraskAccess program the Nebraska Library Commission provides state-wide access to a number of library databases funded by the state legislature. Significant changes to the array of databases available through NebraskAccess take effect on July 1, 2015.
In preparation for fall classes, the library is in the process of adding four new online resources. JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences II collections as well as the Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive are already available through the library's website.
For most asthma sufferers, an inhaler is a vital, often life-saving device designed to deliver much-needed medicine to lungs gasping for air. But Sam Shum, who developed a passion for chemistry and research while an undergraduate student at Union College, knew inhalers could be a lot more.
When students in Frankie Rose's biology classes are asked to finish all of their Brussels sprouts, they can say with scientific certainty why they dislike them, thanks to new teaching methods developed by Rose and a team of Union College students and alumni.
Most everyone had long since gone home, but a small group still pressed around him, asking questions, desperate for answers. When I. Jon Russell ’65, M.D., Ph.D., American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Master, visited Union College in April 2011, nearly 600 Lincoln residents gathered to hear him talk about advances in treatment for fibromyalgia, a disorder often marginalized by the medical community.
Lauren Bongard Schwarz '04, photos courtesy of John Engen.
When chemistry professor and Union College graduate John Engen ’94 realized the equipment he needed to move forward with his hydrogendeuterium exchange mass spectrometry research on protein structure didn’t yet exist, he created the necessary tools by patching together pieces of existing laboratory equipment.
And when his research surpassed the limitations of those customized tools, he approached the biotechnology firm Waters Corporation with his idea to use liquid chromatography technology to separate protein molecules in a way that had never before been done.